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Published: Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 10:32 a.m. CST

Benjamin Dean Rafter, 24, 909 W. Mills St., was charged with possession of a scedule 1 narcotic, marijuana, 11:15 p.m. Feb. 15 on New York Avenue.

According to a Creston Police report, Rafter was a passenger in the back seat of a vehicle stopped for a headlight out and broken rear light. During the stop, officers noticed actions of the occupants of the vehicle appeared nervous and the driver’s hands were trembling, consistent with actions by someone involved in illegal activity. The driver of the vehicle agreed to speak with officers and gave consent to search the vehicle. During the search, alcohol was discovered near Rafter. Rafter was of legal drinking age, but the driver and other passengers were underage. Rafter spoke with officers, and admitted he was in possession of marijuana. He retrieved a small bag of a green leafy substance from his shoe and gave it to the officers.

Rafter was released on $1,000 bond.

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